Terms: Private Charter

Private Charter If you are a couple, family or group of friends who’d like to have the boat to yourselves then we can offer a private charter. We prefer to take people sailing who want to get involved with running the boat and learn some new skills and we can...

Terms: Yachtmaster

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore (sail) practical exam. IMPORTANT NOTE : This is a very advanced level practical exam for which you must ALREADY have the necessary sea time, skills and knowledge, as explained on our website. There’s very limited availability for our...

Pre-course reading and preparation

Pre-course reading For all the RYA practical cruising courses it’s very useful if you can do some prior reading and preparation. The books are available from either of the following suppliers: RYA UK Online Shop (many books also available as e-books) boatbooks.co.nz...

Terms: General Terms

Medical Sailing and crewing aboard any sailing yacht can at times be physically demanding. Your course with Sail Nelson involves being fully involved in the operation of the boat. We undertake passages of several hours and spend nights on anchor in beautiful and...

Terms: Coastal Skipper

Please check this is the correct course for you: Coastal Skipper is an advanced course for experienced sailors who’ve already spent at least 15 days actively crewing on board a sailing yacht, covering at least 300 nautical miles and including a minimum of 8 hours...